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Communication Studies Minor

Division of Communication Studies, Fine Arts and Literature

Add a communication studies minor to any major at Bridgewater. Expand your knowledge of communication technology and media and practice communication through interactive learning experiences.

Consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours.

Required courses (9 credits):

An introduction to the history and influence of communication technology in society. The class will explore the various social political cultural and economic impacts of new communication technology. Major topics include the origins of writing printing photography film the telegraph and telephone radio television and the internet. 2016 Summer Session II offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3

Examines how electronic media industries have changed the way we produce and consume media products. The course will examine how the digital age has impacted notions of interactivity virtual space media production networks and credibility. Particular attention will be paid to the social economic and political implications of these changes. 2015 Summer Session II offered as an online course

Unit(s): 3

Examines issues related to communication within personal and professional relationships. Students will develop theoretical and practical understandings of verbal and nonverbal communication the role of technology in interpersonal communication and how interpersonal communication functions to develop negotiate maintain and terminate relationships.

Unit(s): 3

Choose any other 3 courses with a COMM prefix (other than COMM 100)

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Questions? Contact us!

Dr. Melanie Laliker, Department Chair
540-828-5473
mlaliker@bridgewater.edu